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What winter wonderland will we walk in willingly? While wide-eyed waifs wait and wrestle with wild wishes, we wave a warm welcome to Wreath Week. Will you watch?
“The circle . . . is the synthesis of the greatest oppositions. [It] combines the concentric and the excentric in a single form, and in equilibrium.
All eyes are on the skies and satellites as Hurricane Irma blasts across the Caribbean and towards the coast of Florida on September 9. The largest storm ever witnessed, Irma is being tracked by agencies around the globe.
Do you know your ABCs? Tomorrow is September 5th, and back to school time! Each day over the next 26 days we'll reveal new Round images that represent each letter of the alphabet. What will be the first letter? You'll have to be here to see.
It's the end of summer. Back to school time. So, to help inspire all our school kids, what better time could there be to launch a brand new Round Museum gallery? Starting Tuesday, September 5th, join us every day as we examine The ABCs of Round, one letter at a time.
If you were lucky enough to reside in a diagonal zone crossing the US from Salem, Oregon, to Charleston, South Carolina on Monday, August 21, 2017, you were able to observe a total solar eclipse.
The centerpiece of the Frost Museum of Science’s new three-level aquarium is a tank with a 31-foot-wide clear oculus at the bottom that gives visitors a sea-bottom view of sharks.
In 1916, access to the Statue of LIberty's Torch was closed to visitors, so the Torch view of New York Harbor has not been possible.
Like many Independence Days before it, this year’s celebrations will undoubtedly involve some sort of pyrotechnics display.
Look Around You ... That's the call to action that launched The Round Museum on June 30, 2016 and the guiding philosophy for the whole museum collection. This week we celebrate our First Anniversary with a new See and Be Seen gallery that recognizes the power of the eye and Round things that represent vision and perception.
Revered by the ancient Greeks, essential to Islamic art, and venerated in Zen and Tibetan Buddhism, circles are a universal shape.
“A lot of good naturalists have been looking at a lot of animals for a very long time, so finding something completely new is sadly a rarity these days.
In perhaps the ultimate Round photo op, scientists from around the world are currently attempting to capture the first ever photograph of a black hole. This image isn't it, but a computer simulation.
"Roundabouts are easy to love. They’re elegant in design, reduce traffic deaths compared to traditional intersections, and can support some gnarly public art.
On Sunday February 26th, 2017, the southern hemisphere of the US was able to witness an annular solar eclipse.
Stars are not perfect spheres owing to centrifugal force. But there’s a star about 5,000 light-years from here that scientists now say is the roundest natural object ever measured in the universe.
Throw the ball, hit the ball, run to the base before the ball gets there. Simple, right? Baseball may be a simple looking game, but there are complex nuances once you look more closely.
Because digital clocks are way easier to tell time but analog clocks are way classier, design studio Humans Since 1982 decided to combine the best of both worlds and make a digital clock from 288 different analog clocks.
“Love makes the world go round” is a well known phrase all around the world, but the origins are a bit murky.
Well... everyone can't be a fan.
Nils Völker exhibition in Berlin, Germany's NOME Gallery. The installation consists out of 108 mass-produced toy spheres hanging in the middle of the exhibition space,
"An internationally renowned art museum and one of the most significant architectural icons of the 20th century, the Guggenheim Museum in New York is at once a vital cultural center, an educational institution, and the heart of an international ne
There are only a few dedicated artisanal globemakers left in the world—and there’s good reason for that.
John Edmark is an inventor, designer and artist who teaches design at Stanford University in Palo Alto, CA. One of his latest creations is a series of 3D-printed sculptures designed with proportions corresponding to the Fibonacci Sequence.
What is the Wall of Death? It’s a nearly vertical, circle-shaped track that most riders would consider insane. Before she was a Wall of Death rider, Kerri Cameron rode horses for a living.
In this fun series of photos titled Thanksgiving Special, San Francisco-based artist Hannah Rothstein imagines Thanksgiving dinners as plated by famous artists throughout history.
Why build a straightforward bridge for an unremarkable sum when the same bridge could be built as a circle for vast amounts of money?
The moon is a familiar sight in our sky, brightening dark nights and reminding us of space exploration, past and present. But the upcoming supermoon — on Monday, Nov.
A Fibonacci spiral is a series of connected quarter-circles drawn inside an array of squares with Fibonacci numbers for dimensions.
A diamond mine in Russia is so deep that it creates a powerful vortex. Helicopters cannot fly over it due to the risk of getting sucked in.
Museums are cool. Wherever you go you will surely find amazing, beautiful, weird collections of stuff that someone has pulled together. Even before humans crawled from the muck, we have been creatures that collect.
"Whether they're perfectly round or other shapes, spiral staircases are beautiful. And Budapest is full of Modernist architecture that includes some stairways to wonder."
Check out this Gizmodo collection of spiral staircase images.
"Take 300,000 computer-controlled mirrors, each 7 feet high and 10 feet wide. Control them with computers to focus the Sun's light to the top of 459-foot towers, where water is turned into steam to power turbines.
Boulder-based artist Mark Castator (FB) creates planets and moons from hundreds of small scrap metal pieces called “droppings” leftover form other sculpting projects.
Launched November 26, 2011, Curiosity is a car-sized robotic rover sent to Mars as part of NASA's Mars Science Laboratory mission.
When the sewers of Paris get clogged with putrid waste, they're sometimes cleaned the same way they were over a century ago: with a giant, rolling ball.
Bob Skiba is a historian, tour guide, Curator of Collections at LGBT Archives at the William Way Community Center, and an avid Round collector, as well!
Jakatara-based sculptor Ichwan Noor with Mondecor Jakarta makes giant sculptures of vehicles morphed into a perfect spheres combined with polyester and aluminum, including this 1953 Volkswagen Beetle.
Artist Bruce Gardner is a master of a curious Japanese artform called hikaru dorodango (literally: ‘shiny dumpling’) where regular dirt is slowly crafted into perfect shiny spheres.
It's December 15, 2015, and an auditorium in Geneva is packed with physicists. The air is filled with tension and excitement because everybody knows that something important is about to be announced.
If all animals became round overnight, would their daily life still run that smoothly?
The vision of Debra Jane Seltzer, Roadside Architecture is a virtual museum with over 60,000 photos of buildings, signs, and statues from all over the United States and Canada.
The Rakotzbrücke (Rakotz Brucke) is an unusual bridge commissioned in the 19th century by Friedrich Hermann Rötschke, the knight of Kromlau.